This award recognizes an AAMI healthcare technology management (HTM) association that distinguishes itself during the course of the year through outstanding society operations and meetings, as well as a commitment to elevating the HTM profession at the local level.
Nominators may submit evidence of additional types of activities relevant to this award and to the candidate society’s achievements. The award includes a $1,500 check and a plaque to be presented at the 2020 AAMI Exchange in New Orleans, LA.
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New England Society of Clinical Engineering (NESCE)
This year’s HTM Association of the Year, NESCE, exemplifies all the qualities this award seeks to promote, including outstanding society operations and meetings, as well as a commitment to elevating the HTM field on a local level.
NESCE has been a well-established HTM association for decades, with over 450 members in the New England area and surrounding regions. NESCE is led by four board members: Vinnie Defrancesco, president; Ashley O’Mara, vice president; Samantha Herold, secretary; and Frank Painter, treasurer. This past year the NESCE symposium planning committee worked diligently to plan a two-day event for its membership. The symposium featured a 45+ vendor expo hall, two distinguished keynote speakers, three HTM education tracks, three technical training tracks, and a certified BMET review class.
“Having AAMI recognize NESCE as HTM Association of the Year is an achievement that puts us in a very select group,” said Defrancesco. “For over 43 years NESCE has supported medical technology in healthcare organizations across New England. All the while its members have remained true to NESCE’s mission of providing HTM professionals with educational and networking resources while increasing awareness for the safe and beneficial use of medical instrumentation.”